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 Abu Dhabi firm Waha Capital invested $76 million in New York listed firm AerCap Holdings

aercap uaeWaha Capital, an Abu Dhabi based investment firm, has invested $76 million in New York-listed AerCap Holdings.

Waha Capital has acquired 2.04 million shares as part of an open market share purchase program in January. It has been a shareholder in AerCap Holdings since 2010 and has around 15 percent stake. AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing and finance with approximately $44 billion of assets. (As DubaiBeat.com reported back in 2009, Waha had plans for around $1 billion of acquisitions and now has stakes in firms like Stanford Marine Group, Dunia Finance and Anglo Arabian Healthcare).

Waha Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR56.

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 Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million

rasmala-ukRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an investment firm based in UAE, has acquired an Airbus office complex in the UK for $42 million.

The property is located in Celtic Springs Business Park in Newport, Cardiff, and are entirely let to Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group. Rasmala and GII have plans to acquire real estate assets in the UK, Europe and United States in 2016.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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 Abu Dhabi firm ADFG invested in Montenegro Capital Plaza

adfg-plaza.jpgAbu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), a UAE based investment firm, has invested in The Capital Plaza, the largest mixed-use real estate development in Montenegro.

Located in the heart of Podgorica, Montenegro's capital city, The Capital Plaza, is occupying over one million square feet of retail, business, hospitality and residential space. Founded in January 2011, Abu Dhabi Financial Group ADFG is an investment firm investing across a variety of sectors and geographies typically with a ticket size of $50 million to $300 million.

ADFG is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN1409.

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 Abu Dhabi investment firm acquired stake at three Hong Kong hotels for $2.4 billion

ADIA-NWD.jpgAbu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has agreed to buy three Hong Kong hotels from a group led by New World Development Co in a $2.4 billion deal.

This is the sovereign wealth fund's biggest Asian property investment. Under the deal, a unit of New World will hold 50 percent of the venture, with Abu Dhabi Investment owning the rest. The hotels include the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, Renaissance Harbour View and Hyatt Regency Hong Kong hotel.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD43.

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 UAE firm NMC acquired Spanish fertility clinic for $161 million

nmc-spain.jpgUAE firm NMC Health has announced it has acquired 86% of Spanish fertility clinic Eugin for $161 million.

Founded in 1999 and based in Barcelona with 230 employees, Eugin is amongst the largest European providers of fertility treatments. In 2014, the clinic treated more than 5,000 patients. Over 95% of Eugin's patients are referred from outside Spain with France (55%), Italy (17%), Switzerland (4%), MENA (3%) and the UK (2%) representing the main countries.

(For the twelve months ended 31 December 2014, Eugin reported revenues of €34.3m, EBITDA of €14.0m and EBITDA margins of 41.0%. As of 31 December 2014, Eugin had gross assets of €59.0m)

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 UAE investment firm acquired Scotland Yard HQ for $579 million

adfg.jpgAbu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), an investment firm based in UAE Abu Dhabi, has acquired New Scotland Yard, home to the London Metropolitan Police since the 1960s for $579 million.

The the 600,000 sq ft site will be redeveloped into a new multi-use development. Back in November ADFG completed another $485 million deal for the redevelopment of 1 Palace Street, situated in central London. (ADFG is headed by Jassim Alseddiqi and is the parent company of Abu Dhabi Capital Management. It is primarily focused on financial services and real estate, in the GCC, UK and Eastern Europe)

Abu Dhabi Capital Management is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINX2

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 Abu Dhabi fund buys 31 Accor hotels in Australia for $740 million

adia-aus.jpgAbu Dhabi Investment Authority has acquired Australia’s largest hotels owner, Tourism Asset Holdings, for $740 million - adding 31 properties to its real estate portfolio.

The portfolio is and will continue to be operated by Accor and includes hotel brands such as Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget. The transaction was valued at about $740 million, the Australian newspaper and the Australian Financial Review newspapers reported.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD43.

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 Abu Dhabi investment firm ADIC buys stake in Tokyo property

logo-ADIC2.jpgA consortium of international property investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Council have agreed to buy a prominent Tokyo office building for $1 billion.

It will be Japan's biggest property investment including foreign investors since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The group, led by property investor Asia Pacific Land, includes Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Japan's Secured Capital Investment Management Co and C.V. Starr & Co Inc, which is run by the billionaire former chief executive of American International Group - Reuters is reporting.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code EM01.

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More from Abu Dhabi Investors ...


  Abu Dhabi and Qatar funds front-runners to acquire 42 Marriott hotels for $1 billion (July 2012)

  US Paladin Capital and Abu Dhabi Invest AD to launch $100 million fund (May 2012)

  Abu Dhabi Finance House to acquire CAPM investment (March 2012)

  Gulf Capital to buy stake in consulting firm for $27 million (February 2012)

  Abu Dhabi's Qannas Investments to list on AIM and raise $50 million (January 2012)

  Abu Dhabi Masdar Capital to launch a renewable energy fund with Japan's DBJ (January 2012)

  Abu Dhabi firm Mubadala sells JBI unit to UK's Serco (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi firm Agthia acquires water company in Turkey (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's Infinity Investments acquired stake in UK's biggest water company (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala helping Sony for EMI bid (October 2011)

  Abu Dhabi firm invests $2.5 million in two online gaming firms (August 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund led investment of $38 million in California firm (July 2011)

  Abu Dhabi Capital Management closed its private equity fund at $45 million (July 2011)

  Abu Dhabi fund an investor in the $1.1 billion lease of Chicago's parking meters (June 2011)

  Gulf Capital launched a credit fund targeting $250-$300 million (June 2011)

  ADIA's Infinity Investments SA acquired stake in gas pipeline for $800 million (June 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's Invest AD and Japan's SBI Holdings to invest $100 million in Turkish private equity (June 2011)

  Ismaik's family office Marya acquired stake in German football club for $25 million (May 2011)




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